Five seasons and six years 19 for book readers later, it remains the peak of HBO's fantasy series. It's a disturbing plot twist and a violent one at that which makes it difficult to watch. Fundamentally, the Red Wedding betrays basic storytelling techniques. From the beginning, Robb Stark is positioned as a core protagonist. Game of Thrones season 1 emphasizes the character's honor, season 2 displays his bravery, and season 3 underlines the man's forgivable flaws.
The sequence was a largely faithful adaptation of a chapter in George R. Here the GoT team in a combination of new and previous EW interviews takes us through the creation and filming the haunting affair. Everybody is going to expect that.
Of all the horrible, heartbreaking events Game of Thrones has put us through, the Red Wedding remains the most difficult to watch. Robb Stark was the great hope that one day the Lannisters would pay and Ned Stark's death would be avenged. All those hopes were wiped out in a single moment as the Freys and the Boltons orchestrated a horrifying act of treachery. The entire sequence is an emotionally draining and heartbreaking thing to watch. But if you think reading it in the books would be any easier, you're very mistaken. While the outcome is just as tragic in the books and show, there are plenty of differences with characters who were involved, how the massacre unfolded and the aftermath. Here are some of the details of the Red Wedding Game of Thrones left out. House Frey was never the most respected family in Westeros even before the Red Wedding, with grouchy, perverted Walder Frey as the patriarch. After the betrayal, they became the most hated house around which led to the cheer-worthy moment when Arya wipes them all out in a single stroke well, all the men, anyway. However, as despicable as the majority of the Freys are, the book makes note that they aren't all bad.
The episode was written by executive producers David Benioff and D. Weiss , and directed by David Nutter. The episode is centered on the wedding of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey, one of the most memorable events of the book series, commonly called "The Red Wedding", during which Robb Stark and his banner-men are massacred. Other storylines include Bran Stark's group's having to separate, Jon Snow 's loyalties being tested, and Daenerys Targaryen 's plotting her invasion of the city of Yunkai. The title is a song belonging to the Lannister family, whose lyrics foreshadow the Red Wedding and which is played by the band at the wedding right before the slaughter begins. Sam and Gilly continue their march south. Sam tells Gilly he plans for them to cross the Wall using the entrance at the Nightfort, an abandoned castle along the Wall. Bran and his group take shelter in an abandoned mill. They see a horse breeder captured by Jon's wildling group. Hodor , scared of thunderstorms, begins yelling, which threatens to give away their location to the wildlings.